Fattening Up Was Easy: Damon

Actor gained 30 pounds for movie role
By Sarah Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2009 9:39 AM CDT
Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso, arrive for the screening of "The Informant!" at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, on Monday.   (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
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(Newser) – Beefing up for his role in The Informant was a breeze, Matt Damon says. "It was very, very easy" to gain 30 pounds, said the now-slimmed down actor, who plays FBI informant Mark Whitacre. "It was very, very fun, probably the funnest time I had working because I didn't have to go to the gym and I just ate everything I could see." The role also required him to wear a mustache, hairpiece, and glasses, People reports.